Medical Interpreter Training in Atlanta Earn your 40-hour medical interpreter certificate and be qualified to work as an interpreter in less than 2 months! Our Spring 2020 course starts May 30th. Space is limited! Enroll Now!
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Become a professional medical interpreter

As a bilingual individual, you’ve got an in-demand skill that could lead to a rewarding career helping others.

Our 40-hour interpreter training course teaches you everything you need to know to get started as a medical interpreter, like the interpreter code of ethics and standards of practice, the basics of the human body systems, medical terminology, medical testing, and more.

When you finish the course, you’ll receive a Certificate of Qualification you can use to find work right away.

Bonus: Your also certificate fulfills 3 of the requirements for taking your national oral exam: it serves as proof of your initial interpreter training AND as proof of language proficiency for both English and your target language!

The 40-hour training course is perfect for you if you live in the Atlanta area and:

You want to work as a professional medical interpreterYou want to work as a professional medical interpreter
You speak English & another language fluentlyYou speak English & another language fluently

You can become a medical interpreter even if…

You have NO medical experience or trainingYou have NO medical experience or training
You've never worked as an interpreter beforeYou've never worked as an interpreter before
We'll teach you everything you need to know!
Online Testimonial Truly one of the best investments I've ever made. The ALTA team's attentiveness and efficiency is like none other. - Michel H. Fall 2016 Online Student

Introducing: Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare LIVE

The 40-hour medical interpreter training from ALTA Language Services

Our course will guide you step-by-step through all you need to know to become a qualified medical interpreter and apply for jobs with agencies all over the country.

You’ll meet with our team of professional medical interpreters each Saturday for 5 weeks. The course follows the same curriculum as our popular online course, but you’ll get the added bonus of at least 4 hours of interpretation coaching.

Spring 2020 Dates
  • - May 30
  • - June 6
  • - June 13
  • - June 20
  • - June 27
Classes held on Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm Attendance is Mandatory
Your enrollment includes:
  • 5 weeks of in-person training
  • Hands-on instruction by professional interpreters
  • Hard copies of your textbook and role play workbook
  • 4 hours of interpretation coaching
  • Final written & oral exams
  • Certificate of Qualification

Join us in Atlanta and launch your interpreting career:

Pay in full One-time payment: $800 Pay in full today to secure your spot for Spring 2020! Add To Cart Secure payment processing
Payment Plan Start today for only: $200 Pay just $200 today and pay the balance in 3 easy payments of $200 each. Add To Cart Secure payment processing

ALTA's on-site medical interpreter course prepares you for a rewarding new career in just five weeks.

Learn everything you need to find work as a medical interpreter:
Interpretation roles & techniques Interpretation roles & techniques
Basics of the human body systems Basics of the human body systems
Finding work as an interpreter Finding work as an interpreter
Interpreter ethics & standards Interpreter ethics & standards
Medical testing & procedures Medical testing & procedures
Title VI & language access rights Title VI & language access rights
Medical terminology Medical terminology
Emergency & specialized care Emergency & specialized care
Prepare to pass your exams Prepare to pass your exams
Nicole Tavarez Nicole Tavarez

Meet your instructor for Spring 2020!

Nicole is a Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) with CCHI. She worked as an interpreter for 10 years before joining the ALTA staff. She's seen it all and she's ready to help you start your journey as a medical interpreter!

Join the growing community of students who have launched their interpreting career with Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare!

Graduate Testimonial "Did an excellent job of explaining body systems and giving real-life examples of situations interpreters may find themselves in. Charles is very passionate about the subject and is a very encouraging teacher.." - Summer 2019 Student
Graduate Testimonial "Working with the coach showed me what I needed to work on and expect, along with giving me real practice with someone who speaks/understands the language." - Fall 2019 Student
Graduate Testimonial "They were very helpful, just to listen to their own experiences and what they did to be able to get to the level of experience to where they are now." - Fall 2019 Student
Graduate Testimonial "I would encourage anyone who's thought about taking this class to go ahead and take it. We need more good interpreters!" - Tatyana

Secure your spot in our Spring 2020 class for just $200

Register for Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare LIVE in Atlanta Classes held Saturdays 8:30am to 5:00pm Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Attendance is mandatory
Pay in full One-time payment: $800 Pay in full today to secure your spot for Spring 2020! Add To Cart Secure payment processing
Payment Plan Start today for only: $200 Pay just $200 today and pay the balance in 3 easy payments of $200 each. Add To Cart Secure payment processing

Still have questions? We have answers.

Where are the classes held?

All classes are held at our offices at 3355 Lenox Road NE, Ste 510, Atlanta GA, 30326. It’s just about a block away from the Lenox Square Mall.

What is required to become a medical interpreter?

In order to work as a medical interpreter you will need to at least complete a 40-hour training course, like this one. You can apply for jobs and find work with just this 40-hour Certificate of Qualification.

If you want to be more competitive for the best jobs you may want to continue and get your national certification from either CCHI or NBCMI. But in order to apply to take either national certification exam, you must complete a qualifying 40-hour course first.

I don’t have any medical training. Can I still be an interpreter?

Absolutely. Our students come from all types of jobs— servers, educators, stay-at-home moms, and dozens of others. If you start with a bilingual foundation and you’re willing to put in the work, we’ll teach you all that you need to know.

How much money do medical interpreters make?

According to, the average medical interpreter makes around $47,000 per year and many full-time interpreter positions also include valuable benefits, like healthcare and vacation time.

How do I get my national certification?

First, you need to complete an approved 40-hour training course and provide proof of fluency in both English and your target language. A Certificate of Qualification from the Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare course meets all 3 of these requirements for you. Go to CCHI or NBCMI for details on prerequisites, how to register, fees, and more.

Can I find an interpreting job near me?

At ALTA, we don’t provide job placement but we can tell you that medical interpreters are in demand across The United States. After you complete our 40-hour course and earn your certificate of completion, you’ll get access to our interpreter agency directory and our private Alumni Facebook group, where you can network with other graduates and learn about job opportunities.

Do you offer payment plans?

*Yes! You can enroll today for just $200 and then you’ll make 3 easy monthly payments ($200 each). The additional payments will be automatically deducted from your credit card each month.

There are no restrictions, no interest, and no extra charges. You’ll pay the same amount as if you pay in full today and you can proceed with your exams and even get your Certificate of Qualification before your final payment is made.

What’s the difference between a medical interpreter and a medical translator?

A medical interpreter works to actively facilitate communication (primarily verbal communication) between a patient and a healthcare provider. As an interpreter, it’s your role to make sure that the healthcare provider and patient communicate with each other, so that the proper care can be administered.

A medial translator, on the other hand, works almost exclusively with translating written documents. It is an entirely different skill that requires a different type of training.

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